[WriteLog] USB Soundcard recommendation and setup
Joe Subich, W4TV
lists at subich.com
Thu Jan 29 09:39:54 EST 2015
> Here's an applications note I wrote on USB interfaces. The Tascam
> US100 is my primary sound card. I use the Numark on a second laptop
> for the second radio with SO2R RTTY. The Tascam is a better choice
> because it has good level indication on the inputs.
Every one of the products recommended in this application note are
no longer available at B&H Photovideo.
At least the products I referenced are still available at reasonable
prices and have been reported to work. Yes, they may have "pin one
problems" but no more so than every amateur transceiver on the market
today. Even so, those problems can be mitigated by the same steps
necessary to eliminate the effects of the pin one problem in the rig
itself - specifically proper bonding and common mode suppression.
... Joe, W4TV
On 2015-01-29 2:09 AM, Jim Brown wrote:
> On Wed,1/28/2015 3:06 PM, Joe Subich, W4TV wrote:
>> These two sound cards are reported to work properly with Windows 7,
>> 8 and 8.1 and provide the necessary mic/line switching:
> On the recommendation of a top RTTY contester, I bought one of these. It
> is poorly built.
> From the photo, it seems likely that the Startech unit has a Pin One
> Problem. Note that the connectors all protrude through holes in the
> Here's an applications note I wrote on USB interfaces. The Tascam US100
> is my primary sound card. I use the Numark on a second laptop for the
> second radio with SO2R RTTY. The Tascam is a better choice because it
> has good level indication on the inputs.
> Nothing negative about NewEgg, but these are much better products.
> 73, Jim K9YC
> WriteLog mailing list
> WriteLog at contesting.com
> WriteLog on the web: http://www.writelog.com/
More information about the WriteLog